This week local charity, Crossroads Care Surrey, is launching its first Care for a Cake week to raise money to support local unpaid carers.  

Care for a Cake week will take place from 21 August until 29 August and the charity is inviting the local community to take part, arrange a get-together and have lots of fun raising money to support unpaid carers in the community like local carer John:

“Caring is tough, relentless, tiring and depressing. It grinds you down and has a negative impact on your mental wellbeing and relationships. The pressure is never-ending and it makes you feel trapped.”

Sadly, John is not alone and there are many more local people like him that need help.

Crossroads Care Surrey provide specialist respite care and other support services for unpaid carers, with many reaching a crisis point caring for loved one’s round-the clock. Last year they helped more than 3,400 local unpaid carers. Yet there are so many more carers who simply are not getting the help they need, and it is affecting their health and wellbeing caring round-the-clock day after day, week after week.

Organising a Care for a Cake get-together is easy to do and helps raise essential funds that will enable the charity to reach out to more local people who are in crisis, waiting for their help. Simply gather a few friends or family, either at home, work or virtually, bake or buy some cakes, and start raising money! Fundraisers can either ask people to make a one-off donation to enjoy some cake, or they might decide to charge by the slice or even auction off the cakes.

For more information about Care for a cake week and how to get involved visit https://crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk/care-for-a-cake-week/

“Now that we can get together again, hosting an afternoon tea with cake is the perfect way to reconnect with friends, raising vital funds to support local people who give so much, caring round-the-clock.”

Jennifer Sanderson, Head of Marketing & Fundraising at Crossroads Care Surrey.